Star Wars 1313 announced

There's a new Star Wars game coming, and as expected, it's dubbed 1313. The third-person shooter has you controlling a deadly bounty hunter finding targets in the Coruscant underworld.

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There's a new Star Wars game coming, and as expected, it's dubbed 1313. On the latest episode of GameTrailers TV, Dominic Robilliard, creative director of the project, described it as a game where you play a bounty hunter in the most dangerous part of the galaxy far, far away--an area beneath the surface of Coruscant called 1313.

Unique to 1313 is the collaborative effort Lucasfilm is putting into the game, including tech from LucasArts, ILM, Lucasfilm Animation, and Skywalker Sound.

"The game puts players in control of a deadly bounty hunter as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. Star Wars 1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a hero who uses human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers, to make his way through this dangerous world," the announcement reads.

While the latest episode of GT.TV does not include any gameplay, a formal reveal of the game is expected next week, during E3.

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    May 31, 2012 11:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Star Wars 1313 announced.

    There's a new Star Wars game coming, and as expected, it's dubbed 1313. The third-person shooter has you controlling a deadly bounty hunter finding targets in the Coruscant underworld.

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      May 31, 2012 11:59 PM

      Wake me when they announce TIE Fighter 2

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        June 1, 2012 12:08 AM

        Yep, christ they could buy shares in logitech / thrustmaster before announcing it. How many nerds would buy a new stick for that game (they'd never use it again mind you - but we'd all fucking do it)

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          June 1, 2012 8:12 AM

          Maybe this is blasphemy, but I'd give the game a shot w/a 360 controller before I bought a new stick.

          Still want TIE Fighter 2. Why can't we have nice things?

          I'd also be happy with a Jedi Knight reboot. Third person shooter playing as bounty hunter just doesn't sound very exciting.

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        June 1, 2012 2:33 AM

        even Republic Commando 2 would have interested me more than this

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          June 1, 2012 3:12 AM

          Or Rebel Assault 3! LOL

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          June 1, 2012 2:48 PM

          Rebel Commando if they want Original Trilogy. Though Imperial Commando would be sweet as well.

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        June 1, 2012 8:16 AM

        No, Lucasarts would fuck it up.

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      June 1, 2012 12:00 AM

      Who wants to guess how completely mediocre it is?!?!

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      June 1, 2012 12:02 AM

      Wow, nothing about this sounds interesting.

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      June 1, 2012 12:03 AM

      Seems like they could have bought the Prey 2 IP and converted that to SW easily.

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        June 1, 2012 1:54 AM

        maybe they did?

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        June 1, 2012 2:19 AM

        That would actually be cool because it had more in common with the Star Wars universe than it ever did with Prey.

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        June 1, 2012 5:14 AM

        That sounds plausible and highly welcome.

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          June 4, 2012 3:08 AM

          Actually, I was/am looking forward to Prey 2 (had no interest in the first). I would prefer an original backstory and setting rather than a Star Wars ground game with no lightsaber. If they made it more like a KotoR or Jedi Knight continuation with a Jedi-based storyline I'd be all in, but as it is it sounds pretty meh.

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        June 1, 2012 5:30 AM

        Ugh. Whatever.

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        June 1, 2012 8:34 AM

        ugh no, please no.

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        June 1, 2012 8:47 AM

        that..doesn't sound bad at all. I liked what they were doing with Prey 2 and hopefully they'll do it justice.

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      June 1, 2012 2:00 AM

      No PC version!? :(

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        June 1, 2012 4:23 AM

        Any game available on the PC reduces the chance that you'll play SW:TOR and therefore will not be made.

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          June 1, 2012 8:05 AM

          It's funny because it's true.

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            June 1, 2012 3:16 PM

            I'm sure it will be on PC as well, seems companies are making it a habit of leaving out PC till the last minute.

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        June 1, 2012 6:35 PM

        Running on UE3. If it makes financial sense, it shouldn't be a herculean effort technically.

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      June 1, 2012 2:38 AM

      this sounds like Bounty Hunter 2 except they completely ignore that game (although I thought it was the last good star wars game I played and completely overlooked / underrated because of minor issues.)

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        June 1, 2012 2:51 AM

        " and Joystiq points out that Boba Fett once used the alias "CT-1313," so this game may be somehow based on the enigmatic bounty hunter."

        - Blues

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        June 1, 2012 10:47 AM

        i played that game in full on fanboy nerd hardon mode and looking back i can say that it indeed sucked.

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      June 1, 2012 4:53 AM

      Hmmm. Setting it underneath a huge megacity? Bringing the scale in to feature a man with his specials skills and gizmos, uncovering a criminal conspiracy (not inventing the force or killing the emperor)?

      The Star Wars has pretty much become shovelware at this point and the prequel era itself rather tired.

      What if we get "Arkham Asylum'd" with this? A quality title almost from nowhere that stands by itself, despite the expectations of it's IP? Tight visuals and controls. Don't mess with too much expanded universe crap, pick the period around the Battle of Endor during the beginning of the end of the Galactic Empire to provide the backdrop taking place on the surface in Coruscant while we have our adventure below.

      visceral batman combat, predator mode rooms and jump-scares as killer assassin droids pursue you through darkened sewers.

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        June 1, 2012 5:10 AM

        It could be really cool. the concept is interesting. there aren't enough valcan's on this site.

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      June 1, 2012 5:08 AM

      *yawn*

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      June 1, 2012 5:10 AM

      I think this sounds fucking great. You could do a lot with this concept.

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        June 1, 2012 5:15 AM

        Coruscant is a nice setting for games, although pretty commonly used. Still sounds interesting.

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        June 1, 2012 3:22 PM

        I can't manage to care about anything StarWars anymore.

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      June 1, 2012 5:33 AM

      Oh, so Lucas is working on the Prey 2 project, then? </snark>

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      June 1, 2012 5:36 AM

      it will be half assed like every other star wars game since the days of Jedi knight

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        June 1, 2012 5:41 AM

        Lol what, Kotor & republic commando beg to differ.

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      June 1, 2012 6:05 AM

      I'm excited already, sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Sounds like this isn't Clint hocking's game though, right?

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      June 1, 2012 6:34 AM

      So they are making the BH I wanted to play in SW:ToR. I'm interested.

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      June 1, 2012 7:04 AM

      If well done, it could be awesome. Is it wrong for me to hope they don't use any of the John Williams music?

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      June 1, 2012 7:46 AM

      If Clint Hocking is working on this, I'm sold.

      This may be the spiritual remake of Dark Forces I've always wanted to see them do.

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      June 1, 2012 8:16 AM

      Gears of Star Wars. Calling it now. Modern day video games have stagnated. E3 better blow me away or I'm about to retire from this hobby.

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        June 1, 2012 8:44 AM

        Play more indie games

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          June 1, 2012 8:50 AM

          I'd say there are just as many misses with Indie games as with AAA.

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            June 1, 2012 3:01 PM

            Agreed but at least indie games are actually trying to do new things. There's very little innovation coming from AAA games.

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          June 4, 2012 3:15 AM

          Personally, I'm sick of the gaming media trying to push Indie games down my throat. 90% of them don't interest me in the slightest. And the 10% I've played are just like the non-indie games, hit and miss.

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      June 1, 2012 8:46 AM

      let me guess, the bounty hunter becomes a jedi and has to stop a dark side sith conspiracy, right?

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        June 1, 2012 8:48 AM

        It sounds like it won't have anything to do with being a Jedi at all which will be nice. They kind of fucked that up with Force Unleashed 1 and 2

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          June 1, 2012 10:48 AM

          Hey the first one was actually good, underated. I'm kinda tired of being a Jedi though, loved playing Imperial Agent's story in ToR for that reason.

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      June 1, 2012 10:24 AM

      Sounds good, but I fear they're micromanage it into another Force Unleashed wanton murder-fest. What I really want is something on par with Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the Star Wars universe.

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        June 1, 2012 10:33 AM

        Since this is a bounty hunter game I would dare say a mixture of DE:HR and Mechwarroir 2 Mercenaries in the Star Wars universe.

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      June 1, 2012 10:32 AM

      This could be one of the best Star Wars games in over a decade but I have a feeling the suits at LucasArts are going to hold this games potential back by scoffing at innovative developer ideas to gameplay and story arching.

      "Take these overlapping subplots and story archs out and just add more explosions to the main story. Remove the ability for gamers to create their own contracts. We'll release 1 or 2 DLC for extra cash and be done with it. I don't care if user create mission means people play this game for years to come. That hurst sales of our other games. Also I don't see regenerating health and blinking arrows pointing the player what to do next. Are you stupid? Our customers are stupid! They need regenerating health and blinking arrows."

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      June 1, 2012 10:34 AM

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      and if not, I'll fucking kill you all.

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      June 1, 2012 3:20 PM

      stop fucking around and resurrect the KOTOR franchise plz thx

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        June 1, 2012 6:12 PM

        the KOTOR franchise died with SWTOR. Didn't you listen to the developers? SWTOR is KOTOR 3,4,5.
        Now, as long is SWTOR servers are up and running and gasping along trying to turn a profit I can't see a KOTOR game coming along.

        It's the reason we haven't seen a Warcraft RTS for 10 years and why Elder Scrolls fans should be very afraid, despite what the developers say.

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          June 2, 2012 8:45 AM

          Where does Final Fantasy fit in?

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          June 4, 2012 3:18 AM

          Fine, then resurrect/reimagine the Jedi Knight series. Could be amazing with today's tech as long as they put the effort into it they did on the original games.

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      June 2, 2012 2:24 AM

      I'll be impressed if they make a good PC version but I suppose I could pick it up on PS3 if it's decent enough. :)